Madeleine McCann: Alipio Ribeiro’s Error, Another Madeleine And Days Of Anxiety
THE SUN: “Chief says sorry to Maddie cops”
“Police national director Alipio Ribeiro angered detectives probing the mystery and a judge even told him to shut up. Mr Ribeiro has now admitted he made an ‘error of expression’”
Mr Ribeiro’s opinion that the Portuguese police may have acted hastily in naming the McCanns as suspects was big news
“Cops in the Algarve are still trying to pin four-year-old Maddie’s disappearance last May on doctors Kate and Gerry, both 39, of Rothley, Leics”
“Lawyers for the pair want Portugal’s attorney general to clear them as official suspects, but that rarely happens before the end of an investigation”
DAILY MIRROR: “Top cop ‘sorry’ for McCann comment”
Alipio Riberio says it was a “slip of the tongue”. The Mirror says there are “calls for him to resign”, although from whom is not said
Says Carolos Pinto de Abreu, the McCanns’ lawyer: “The status of arguido runs until the end of the inquiry. However, during the inquiry there may be a change”
GLASGOW DAILY RECORD: “Cop Rues McCann Suspects Radio ‘Slip’”
Mr Ribeiro “apologised for his remarks to the head of the Portuguese Police Federation ASFIC and officers leading the probe into Madeleine’s disappearance.” A source tells us: “Ribeiro said he didn’t mean to say it but faced with pressure from the media, the words came out of his mouth.”
Why then did he go on the radio and talk of the case?
“He insisted he still has total confidence in the teams who investigated and are investigating the case.”
NORTH WALES NEWSPAPERS: “I fear for the safety of my son”
“I FEAR for the safety of my son after social services told me they don’t have the facilities to help me,” a devoted mother with a rare neurological disease said this week.
Seriously ill mother Sally Burr, from Llandinam, near Llanidloes, recently woke up in the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital to discover her eight-year-old son had not only been forced to watch paramedics operate on her during a 45-minute ambulance journey, but he was missing.
“The first thing that ran through my mind was ‘Oh my God has someone taken him?’ I don’t want another Madeleine McCann incident to happen – he is only eight-years-old, said the distraught mother”
MALAYSIA STAR: “Days of Anxiety”
“Directed by Otto Bathurst and Simon Curtis, this joint venture between the BBC and HBO is as palpable as any ripped-from-the-tabloids docudrama – heightened by its cinema verite look. And there are notable similarities with the widely publicised search for four-year-old Madeleine McCann: suburban British family, missing toddler, suspected parent, media glare”
Madeleine McCann – the raw case of a missing child – is similar to a work of fiction?
THE EXPRESS, THE MAIL, THE STAR, THE TIMES, THE INDEPENDENT, THE GUARDIAN, THE TELEGRAPH – No Maddie news – No update on what Mr Ribeiro said